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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Best kept separate
  • Horseradish leaf
    Horseradish leaf

Horseradish is grown from root cuttings. If you know someone who has it in their garden, just one piece of root will start off for you.

Dig a deep hole and refill with compost as the horseradish has a long taproot. Plant it and then leave it alone. Apart from constant wet or cold, horseradish will grow in any part of the garden.

Horseradish is an aggressive grower and will quickly take over the garden. It will also grow well in a deep container or sink an old bucket in the ground to prevent spreading. Otherwise, remove all the plant when you harvest it and save one piece to replant.

Can be planted in early Autumn or Spring

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Horseradish

Strong, spicy flavour traditionally used with roast beef.

Used grated for horseradish sauce or horseradish cream

Your comments and tips

30 May 16, Star Geldenhuys (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I really would ike to grow horseradish. i Ilive in Knysna but I have a hothouse so I can control my conditions to a certain extent. I really really want to grow horseradish and would be mmost grateful indeed if you would help me. thanks in anticipation Star
29 May 16, Alta (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy horseradish root please
27 May 16, Tami (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
whre can i buy horseradish in eastern cape
16 May 16, (Australia - temperate climate)
where to buy horseradish seeds in Australia?
16 May 16, Anthony (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can i buy horse radish plants to grow?
10 May 16, Rita (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have just ordered 3 horseradish plants from plant barn who got them in specially for me . I have just managed to find another source so if you want them you can purchase them instead.please email me and I will will give you more details.
07 May 16, peter henwood (Australia - temperate climate)
Where am i able to acquire some roots??? in the South Victoria country area of Wonthaggi regards
01 May 16, nadia (Australia - arid climate)
In which climate zone is Sydney correct? Thank you.
23 Apr 16, Abiola Showunmi (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hello, I stay in pretoria, Arcadia to be precised, Pls where can I get fresh horseradish in south africa.
07 Apr 16, ERNESTA (Australia - arid climate)
am in Kenya where can i get them? even if it means by DHL i will meet the cost if i can get seedlings
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